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Dolphin RFC

Dolphin
Full name Dolphin Rugby Football Club
Union IRFU
Branch Munster
Founded 1902
Ground(s) Musgrave Park, Cork (Capacity: 8,000)
President John Sylvestor
Coach(es) Steve Forde
Official website
.com.dolphinrfcwww

Dolphin Rugby Football Club is a rugby union club in Cork. It was founded in 1902, by members of Dolphin Swimming Club seeking to find a wintertime activity.They play in Division 1B of the All-Ireland League.

In 2007/08 they finished in their highest ever league position- 6th.

Former Irish Coach, Declan Kidney played for the club in the 1980s and early 90's.

Michael Kiernan, with 43, is the clubs most capped international player. J S McCarthy and Terry Kingston both captained Ireland. Tomás O'Leary was the scrum half on Ireland's 2009 Grandslam winning team. The club's top try scorer in The AIB League & Cup is James Coughlan with 32, Coughlan was captain of the Munster side that beat Australia.

They have been in AIL Division 1A since 2006-07.

Honours

  • All Ireland League Division 2 Champions 2003
  • Munster Senior Cup Winners (6): 1921, 1931, 1944–45, 1948 and 1956.
  • Munster Junior Cup (4):1913, 1923, 1926, 1944.
  • Munster Junior Plate: 1985.
  • Munster Under 20 League: 1984.
  • Munster Senior League: (8) 1924, 1926, 1929, 1949, 1955, 1956, 1973 and 1991.

Notable Past Players

The following have represented Ireland at full international level whilst playing with Dolphin;
  • Michael Kiernan (43)
  • Terry Kingston (29)
  • A J F O'Reilly (29) capped also with Old Belvedere + others
  • J S McCarthy (28)
  • Tomás O'Leary (23)
  • John A.O'Meara (22)
  • Phil O'Callaghan (21)
  • Charles J O'Hanrahan (20)
  • Michael Bradley (19)
  • Bertie O'Hanlon (12)
  • Paddy Lawlor (12)
  • Bertie O'Hanlon (12)
  • Fergus Aherne
  • Dave O'Loughlin (6)
  • Maurice Mortell
  • Gerald Reidy (5)
  • Jack Clarke
  • Fred Williamson
  • Ted Ryan
  • Henry Wall (2)
  • Jack Mahony (1)

IRFU Presidents

  • 1955/56 C J Hanrahan
  • 1973/74 I F Mahony
  • 1983/84 G F Reidy

First XV (2011/12)

E. Mills
15
C. Bohane
14
H. Flemming
13
E. Moloney
12
C. Nolan
11
B. Keeshan (c, k)
10
C. Bannan
9
J. Quill
7
R. Murphy
8
D. O'Callaghan
6
R. O'Herlihy
5
C. Rowe
4
C. Condon
3
N. Scannell
2
J. Leahy
1

Current Munster-Contracted Players

Munster Academy Members 2012-13)

External links

  • Dolphin RFC's Official website


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